NSX-T Federation – Part 8 – Tier 1 Gateway Placement Considerations

Welcome to Part 8 of the blog series on NSX-T federation. In the previous articles, we have gone through the configuration of different stretched Tier 0 Gateway topologies and explanation of north-south and east-west traffic patterns including packet walks. Now let’s take a look at how the traffic patterns are influenced by the placement of…… Continue reading NSX-T Federation – Part 8 – Tier 1 Gateway Placement Considerations

NSX-T Federation – Part 7 – Stretched A/A Tier 0 Gateway with location All-Primary – Packet Walk

Now that we covered Part 6 where we discussed about the configuration and routing of stretched Active-Active Tier 0 Gateway with location All-Primary, let’s do a packet walk to understand the North-South and East-West traffic flow in more detail. If you missed Part 6, you can read it here: Part 6 : https://vxplanet.com/2021/05/24/nsx-t-federation-part-6-stretched-a-a-tier-0-gateway-with-location-all-primary/ In Part…… Continue reading NSX-T Federation – Part 7 – Stretched A/A Tier 0 Gateway with location All-Primary – Packet Walk

NSX-T Federation – Part 6 – Stretched A/A Tier 0 Gateway with location All-Primary

Welcome back!!! We are at Part 6 of the blog series on NSX-T federation. In this article we will take a look at the configuration and routing of a stretched Active-Active Tier 0 Gateway with location All-Primary. Unlike the previous Tier 0 topologies, we don’t have a secondary location here. All sites are primary and…… Continue reading NSX-T Federation – Part 6 – Stretched A/A Tier 0 Gateway with location All-Primary

NSX-T Federation – Part 5 – Stretched A/A Tier 0 Gateway with location Primary/Secondary – Packet Walk

Let’s continue with our blog series on NSX-T Federation, this is Part 5 and we are going to take a closer look at northbound and east-west traffic patterns for segments on different Tier 1 Gateways (stretched/unstretched with and without SR) attached to stretched Active-Active Tier 0 Gateway with location Primary and Secondary which we discussed…… Continue reading NSX-T Federation – Part 5 – Stretched A/A Tier 0 Gateway with location Primary/Secondary – Packet Walk

NSX-T Federation – Part 4 – Stretched A/A Tier 0 Gateway with location Primary/Secondary

Welcome back and we are now at Part 4 of the blog series on NSX-T federation. In this article we will take a look at the configuration and inter-site routing of a stretched Active-Active Tier 0 Gateway with Primary and Secondary locations. If you were not following along, here are the previous parts of this…… Continue reading NSX-T Federation – Part 4 – Stretched A/A Tier 0 Gateway with location Primary/Secondary

NSX-T Federation – Part 3 – Stretched A/S Tier 0 Gateway with location Primary/Secondary – Packet Walk

Welcome to Part 3 of the blog series on NSX-T Federation. In this article we will take a look at North-South and East-West Packet Walk for the stretched Active/Standby Tier 0 Gateway with Primary/Secondary locations which we discussed in Part 2. If you were not following along, I would recommend having a look at Part…… Continue reading NSX-T Federation – Part 3 – Stretched A/S Tier 0 Gateway with location Primary/Secondary – Packet Walk

NSX-T Federation – Part 2 – Stretched A/S Tier 0 Gateway with location Primary/Secondary

This is Part 2 of the blog series on NSX-T Federation and we will discuss about stretched networking configuration and routing. We will start with the explanation and configuration of a stretched Active / Standby Tier 0 Gateway with location primary / Secondary. If you missed Part 1 where we discussed about the onboarding process,…… Continue reading NSX-T Federation – Part 2 – Stretched A/S Tier 0 Gateway with location Primary/Secondary

NSX-T Federation – Part 1 – Onboarding

Introduction NSX-T federation offers a centralized management pane to configure networking and security across locations in a multi-site deployment. Federation introduces the concept of a Global manager (GM) cluster which pushes the configuration to different locations based on the object span. The site-specific NSX-T managers (called local managers) receives the configuration and implements it locally.…… Continue reading NSX-T Federation – Part 1 – Onboarding

NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 5 – Edge Node Networking

Welcome back!!! We are at the final part of the blog series on NSX-T architecture in vSphere with Tanzu. In this article, we will take a look at the edge node networking design on Workload clusters with 2 pnic and 4-pnic host network adapters. If you missed the previous parts, you can read it here:…… Continue reading NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 5 – Edge Node Networking

NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 4 – Proxy ARP Gateways

Let’s continue the blog series on NSX-T architecture in vSphere with Tanzu. This is Part 4 and we will take a look at Proxy-ARP based deployment of NSX-T services for use with workload clusters. In all the previous articles, we used a unique subnet (overlay based) for Ingress and Egress CIDRs for the workload clusters…… Continue reading NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 4 – Proxy ARP Gateways